2004 37¢ Moss Hart
Issue Date: October 25, 2004
City: New York, NY
Printed By: Avery Dennison
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: Serpentine die cut 11
Born and raised in poverty in the Bronx, Moss Hart (1904-61) dreamed of the theater. For several years, Hart directed little theater groups while he set about writing plays. His first attempts were dramas and were all rejected.
Turning to comedy in 1929, Hart wrote a witty satire, Once in a Lifetime. It was good enough to win the attentions of George S. Kaufman. The success of that play launched Hart’s career.
Together with Kaufman, Hart wrote the comedy hits You Can’t Take It with You (1936), a 1937 Pulitzer Prize winner, and The Man Who Came to Dinner (1939).